20 S Battery St Charleston, SC 29401


20 South Battery Street, Charleston SC
20 S Battery St
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20 S Battery St 20 South Battery is the premier Charleston residence, prominent for its location and presence as a historic and social feature of the community. Local businessman Samuel Stevens built this antebellum home in 1843, selling it after the war to Colonel William Lathers, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and an officer in the Union Army. In 1874 the home sold to South Carolina's Calhoun family patriarch, Andrew Calhoun Simonds, a well-known Charleston banker and entrepreneur. Today the residence is owned by Simonds' great-great-grandson. Classic elements abound within its expa...nsive halls and rooms, including a spiral staircase ascending four floors, eight elegant fireplaces, and original wood parquet flooring. The main structure is a private residence that faces stunning water views of Charleston Harbor with legendary Fort Sumter in the distance. As Susan Sully described in Charleston Style, "the interior seems to dwell in an international time warp that could exist in Venice, Paris or even Pompeii" (Sully 1999, 74). To enter the tall front doors of this home is to enter an idyllic wonderland of geometric mosaic encaustic tiles with elegant cornices and pilasters in the expression of the Greek Rival and Second Empire styles. The ballroom, a focal point of the main entrance, provided the meeting room and founding of the oldest community-based historic preservation organization in America, the Charleston Preservation Society. Highlighted as a primary Charleston landmark in the ABC miniseries North and South (1985) starring Patrick Swayze and James Read, the main residence is gracefully clad in mellowed pink stucco with surrounding white piazzas and a whimsically unique mansard roof. The large adjoining garden and rear dependency hold The Battery Carriage House Inn. This elegant, successful establishment is a relaxing oasis in the midst of Charleston Harbor's White Point Garden and Battery. With eleven intimate guest rooms, each gracefully decorated to complement the time and theme of its historical lineage, the Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway. All rooms feature a private entrance from the brick-lined carriageway and the Charleston gardens beyond. This offer is a rare opportunity to purchase the most impressive of all income-producing historic properties.
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Information last updated on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM:
    • Price: $6,500,000
    • 17 Bedrooms
    • 16 full, 2 partial Bathrooms
    • Single-Family Home
    • Status: For Sale
    • Built in 1843
    • MLS/Source ID: 1224342
    • Zip: 29401
    • 15,669 sqft

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Listing price for 20 S Battery St $6,500,000  
Average listing price for similar homes $3,542,433 46% below listing price
Average listing price for all homes in 29401 $1,378,087 372% below listing price
Median sale price for all homes in 29401 $660,000 90% below listing price

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